A few weeks have gone by since we took this trip to Busselton. Spoiler alert: we saw a lot more! I thought I’d do a quick recap in order of which places we saw first. In the coming weeks I’ll be doing some feature posts (if you see any with this sign*) on the places we visited.
Visiting Busselton Jetty*
Famously known as the longest Jetty in WA and the second longest in the world, it was quite a stretch to walk 1.841 kilometres in the Aussie heat. However, Busselton Jetty was a delightful walk. You can expect to see keen fishers up and down the deck, and novelty notes on the floor. My favourite held a reference to Finding Nemo, quoting “Just keep walking!”.
As of March 2023, you can walk Busselton Jetty for the cost of $4. Alternatively, if you don’t want to walk it, you can get the train up for $16 each. It’s also worth noting that the fees only apply during office hours of 8:30 – 5:30 pm… this means, if you avoid that time frame you can walk it for FREE! Thanks, @beard.and.bush on Instagram for the tip.
Ironstone Gully Falls
After Busselton, we made our way to our stop for the night. We drove from Rockingham for this trip, and I believe we set off a bit late, so we were keen to find a spot for the night. Liam’s brother suggested this one. We turned up and I don’t believe this spot is used much. However, we did hear some kangaroos overnight having a wander around our car.
If you’re a keen camper and you’d like to know more about this spot, here are some facts:
⛺ Drop Toilet Available
⛺ No Running Water
⛺ Barbecues and Picnic Benches
⛺ Bins Available
⛺ Probably About 10 spots and a big car park, but been here twice now and nobody else was here.
Liam’s brother also suggested this, but he didn’t really hype it up much at all. So I wasn’t expecting much. I was honestly blown away by the number of gnomes here. The internet tells me that there are over 3000 here, but with the growing number of donations, I don’t think it could ever be accurate!
We’re heading west, then east in May. I’m going to see if we can swing by and add to the collection… watch this space!
King Jarrah Tree
This was a lovely little spot in the forest that made for a nice picture. That’s about it really, there are plenty of these in WA!
We actually turned up at Wellington Dam and got lost, ending up on the wrong side. Nevertheless, I was amazed by the scale of this iconic monument, although in the grand scheme of things, it’s very freshly painted! I won’t go into too much detail because I’m going to be sharing more on this place in another post.
Wyaluf Rocky Point
Finishing up our trip, we didn’t really know where else to go. We contemplated going back to Busselton but realised there wasn’t much else there other than the Jetty. So, we hovered our maps over to Busselton’s neighbour, Bunbury and found a beach.
We were instantly taken back by Wyaluf Point… well, it took Liam a minute to register because he’d just been harassed by a wasp in the car and ended up doing a few emergency stops. When we finally got out of the car we made our way down to this beautiful rocky but sandy beach, complete with its own little lakes. There were also people collecting crabs which I thought was a lovely sentiment.
After getting settled, Liam decided to take his snorkel out on a trial run. I’ve no idea why because it was very windy and the sea was choppy. I, on the other hand, spotted a little old dilapidated building, so I decided to take some pictures of it.
Lake Clifton Thrombolites
Our final stop of our Busselton Road Trip brought us to Lake Clifton Thrombolites. It was like visiting a cemetery it was so quiet! I was very fascinated by this stop and I highly recommend it for a free thing to do. Especially with kids as it would be very educational!
That’s a wrap! Thank you for reading this far.
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